Massachusetts Hazardous Waste Transporters regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Massachusetts Hazardous Waste Transporters: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Hazardous waste transporter requirements: 310 Code of Massachusetts Regulations (CMR) 30.400 to 30.416

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General requirements: 310 CMR 30.402

Exceptions: 310 CMR 30.401(3)

License requirements: 310 CMR 30.802, 310 CMR 30.803, 310 CMR 30.805, 310 CMR 30.823, 310 CMR 30.824, 310 CMR 30.827, and 310 CMR 30.870

Insurance: 310 CMR 30.410

Bonding: 310 CMR 30.411

Public notices: 310 CMR 30.834

Training: 310 CMR 30.409

Emergency procedures guide: 310 CMR 30.415

Hazwaste in transit: 310 CMR 30.403, 310 CMR 30.404, and 310 CMR 30.408

Hazardous waste transporter fees: Massachusetts General Laws (MGL) Chapter 21C, Section 7 and regulations at 801 CMR 4.07

Vehicle identification device (VID): 310 CMR 30.414

VID fees: 310 CMR 4.10

Markings: 310 CMR 30.416

Reporting: 310 CMR 30.407

Regulatory Agencies

Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Bureau of Waste Prevention

Department of Public Utilities (DPU)

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Massachusetts has a number of licensing, reporting, training, financial responsibility, public notice, vehicle identification, and fee requirements for hazardous waste transporters that are in addition to the federal hazardous waste transportation rules. This section reviews the requirements for hazardous waste motor carriers.

Administration and enforcement. DEP's Bureau of Waste Prevention administers and enforces the transporter rules in Massachusetts. DPU issues certifications of compliance with motor carriers' regulations concerning the transportation of property for hire.

State Requirements


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